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Over 1.5 lakh new cases for the third consecutive day

-The Hindu Maharashtra reports 51,751 infections, 258 casualties As of 11.55 p.m. on Monday, India reported 1,60,695 Covid-19 cases. As many as 864 deaths were also recorded on the day. The figures do not include cases and deaths from Ladakh U.T. and Manipur. The data is sourced from covid19india.org, an independent aggregator of daily Covid-19 figures. Only 11.80 lakh tests were conducted on Sunday (and for whom results were made available on Monday), about...

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Northeast citizens faced racial discrimination amid Covid-19 outbreak, says govt. study -Vijaita Singh

-The Hindu They were “harassed, abused and traumatised” and disparagingly called ‘coronavirus,’ says study A study commissioned by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) on racial discrimination and hate crimes against people from the northeast States found that the “northeast India seamlessly fits [an] Indian’s imagination of a Chinese person”. The study found that 78% of the people from the region who were interviewed believed that physical appearance was the most...

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Technology enabled digital labour platforms are not adhering to labour norms, points out new ILO report

Although services provided by the gig and platform workers touch the lives of each one of us, we have little knowledge about the role of digital labour platforms in transforming the world of work. Such digital labour platforms have created unprecedented opportunities for workers, businesses and society. However, they also pose serious threats to decent work and fair competition. A recent report by International Labour Organisation (ILO) shows that the workers...

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India records 1.7 lakh new Covid-19 cases, 904 deaths

-The Hindu Maharashtra adds 63,294 infections, U.P. sees 15,276 cases. India reported 1,69,899 fresh cases of Covid-19 as of 11.30 p.m. IST on April 11, marking the biggest single-day spike since the beginning of the pandemic last year. As many as 904 deaths were also recorded on the day. This is the second straight day the country reported more than 1.5 lakh new cases. The figures do not include cases and deaths from...

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Gujarat High Court to hear suo motu PIL on Covid-19 on April 12 -Mahesh Langa

-The Hindu The court cites media reports of the COVID crisis in hospitals and lists matter for urgent hearing on Monday morning Ahmedabad: Citing media reports of shortage of beds, oxygen supply, testing facilities and medicines amid the pandemic and rising cases and deaths, the Gujarat High Court late on Sunday took suo motu cognisance of the worsening Covid-19 situation and listed the matter for urgent hearing on Monday morning. Chief Justice Vikram...

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